Victoria House Resort & Spa: The Belize Vacation You’ve Been Craving

by Larry Waight

Travelers of all stripes have a healthy respect for tradition and the reasons aren’t hard to understand. Tradition contributes to a sense of comfort, reinforces our belief in history, adds continuity to our existence, and provides a context for pause and reflection. How important is tradition to you as you search for an idyllic vacation destination? If your answer is “very important,” you are going to want to learn more about Victoria House Resort and Spa, one of Belize’s very first resorts and a paradise that’s waiting to be discovered by folks who could use a little more tradition in today’s stressed-out, hectic, and fast-paced world. This is the Belize vacation you’ve been craving. 

Having been in the business of treating every guest as though he or she is the only one on the premises, you won’t be surprised to learn that one of the reasons this is easy for Victoria House staff to accomplish is because there are only 42 guest rooms, suites, and villas at this lush property. If you’re fed up with crowds, you’ll want to join vacationers – some of whom have been staying at this resort annually for 36+ years – by discovering this slice of paradise.

Location, location, location

For folks who understand the nuances of doing business as well as appreciate tradition, add one more benefit to your checklist of reasons to choose Victoria House over all other resorts: The location is ideal. Located on Ambergris Caye, the perennial favorite of Belize tourists, Victoria House is situated just a few miles outside of town so you get the perfect pairing of environments: peace, tranquility, and lush environs while on resort grounds and enough fun, excitement, and cultural diversity within the boundaries of San Pedro to satisfy the most rabid party animal.


A moonlit night sky and Palapa Bar & Grill, an overwater hotspot in Ambergris Caye.

No worries about how you’ll get around the Caye either. The staff has you covered. If you don’t care to pilot a golf cart, you can always travel to and from San Pedro by taxi and your host will pay your return fare to Victoria House. Of course, you may not want to leave once you check out these amenities: Complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, kayaks, bicycles, the full-service spa, fitness center, onsite dive center, and too many more perks to list all of them here.

A haven for adventurous souls, too

snorkeling caribbean belize underwater

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy Duarte Dellarole Photography

Given the laid-back atmosphere and so much to do on Victoria House grounds, you may think that active souls don’t book tours at this resort, but they do. A breathtaking menu of excursions and cultural tours awaits guests who don’t take vacations to veg out under palm trees. These travelers like holidays in the fast lane. From birding and sailing and from snorkeling to diving the world’s second-longest barrier reef, you’ll run out of time before you run out of enthusiasm once you browse this selection of choices.

Image by Duarte Dellarole

Curate your own itinerary and if you’re a savvy traveler, choose an all-inclusive package that ideally suits your travel style so you have more time to take tours rather than stressing over every detail associated with your stay. No worries about starving either! The Admiral Nelson Restaurant and Bar and more upscale Palmilla Restaurant cover all your cravings, from an impeccable menu of tasty sweets and savory plates to a libations menu mastered by bartenders who never met a drink request they couldn’t prepare with a flair.

Everything you dream about and more

Victoria House has not only been around long enough to develop a devoted following of guests who wouldn’t dream of staying elsewhere but it’s won awards. From the architectural beauty of the property to the two pools, endless palm trees, artfully manicured grounds, and proximity to every notable natural wonder for which Belize is known, guests occupying resort digs would be hard-pressed to name amenity management has forgotten, but would you expect anything less from a lush resort where tradition is never forgotten?

As a final note, we have news that you may not have expected to encounter at this legendary Ambergris Caye resort: Not one but three summer specials offering you price breaks await your review. Think about it; you could add tours and excursions to your vacation thanks to the money you save by taking advantage of these limited deals.

Does all of this sound like the Belize holiday destination you craved but didn’t think existed? You bet. And your mom said it best: The proof is in the pudding. If this YouTube video doesn’t convince you that Victoria House is a destination like no other, nothing will! 

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